Thomas Concannon, PhD, is a senior policy researcher at the RAND Corporation, assistant professor of medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine (2006-present), and director of Stakeholder and Community Engagement at Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (2015-present). For more than 25 years, Concannon has collaborated with patients, clinicians and other stakeholders in health care and research.
Concannon pursues two major research interests: (1) delivery, access, and use of specialty care, including in burns, cardiovascular, and orthopedic health services, (2) involvement of patients, clinicians, and other stakeholders in clinical and translational science. He is committed to improving the usefulness of research in policy decisions. He leads several large evaluations of CMS, CMMI, and CDC programs and service delivery models. He has published frameworks aimed at improving the translation of clinical and health systems research through use of pragmatic, rapid-cycle, and stakeholder-engagement approaches.